Carnival of Crows

Carnival of Crows

By the end of her one woman gothic horror show, Molly Beth White has gathered all of her spooky accoutrements and the previous 50 minutes’ themes into one rather triumphant macab… 

Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly

Australian singer-songwriter Paul Kelly played to a packed Queen’s Hall with his own brand of low-key folk-rock, featuring only him and his nephew Dan Kelly, who played guitar an… 

The Shaman's Dream

The Shaman's Dream

In the gardens of the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art Two (formerly known as the Dean Gallery), a combined cast of Scottish performers and the Norwegian company Stella Polaris put o… 

Zombie Prom

Zombie Prom

Given the title, you could be forgiven for assuming this was a show that relied on wackiness for its own sake, à la Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. 

Stick Stock Stone Dead

Stick Stock Stone Dead

Stick Stock Stone Dead is a piece written and performed entirely by the under 18-year-olds of the CrazySchemeTheatre company, and while the show is a decent first attempt at physic… 

Clooney, Cowell, Pitt and Me: Amusing Encounters with the A-List

Clooney, Cowell, Pitt and Me: Amusing Encounters with the A-List

Sandro Monetti’s show Clooney, Cowell, Pitt and Me: Amusing Encounters With the A-List does more or less what it says on its somewhat over-titled tin. 

Springboard

Springboard

The Performing Arts Studio Scotland hosts Springboard, a triple-bill of original dance pieces that gives young and emerging dancers, students and graduates the chance to perform. 

Protest Moans and Megaphones

Protest Moans and Megaphones

Henry Raby’s fifty minutes in Bashee Labyrinth is expressly presented as a place to try new material and get a breather from his regular show, Letter to the Man (from the Boy), i… 

Tartan Ribbon Comedy Benefit

Tartan Ribbon Comedy Benefit

A variety show isn’t just a very pleasant smattering of tasters, but a study in miniature of what comedians are finding funny these days. 

Shane Koyczan - Talk Rocker

Shane Koyczan - Talk Rocker

Canadian spoken word artist Shane Koyczan is an intense young man whose poems explore some thoroughly emotional ground regarding his childhood, his grandparents, his early relation… 

Patterson and Ranganathan

Patterson and Ranganathan

In a really charming and comfortable little room at the back of the White Horse on Canongate, Jason Patterson and Romesh Ranganathan put on an hour of pretty charming stand up. 

The Gambler

The Gambler

Theatre Re’s production, The Gambler, is a remarkable piece of theatre: slick, imaginative, engaging and flawlessly executed. 

AAA Stand-Up

AAA Stand-Up

Perhaps a case of mis-selling the show at Pleasance Courtyard, the audience for AAA Stand Up was of a distinctly middle age and much of the material used by three comedians in the … 

Dream or Not?

Dream or Not?

This is easily the most unusual thing I have ever seen at the Fringe. 

Best in the World

Best in the World

The Northern Stage at St Stephen’s is a rather wonderful room, and the Unfolding Theatre Company’s Best in the World – directed by Annie Rigby, written by Carina Rodney and p… 

Sean Hughes - Life Becomes Noises

Sean Hughes - Life Becomes Noises

Fringe mainstay Sean Hughes is performing two shows at this year’s festival and has perhaps bravely decided to make his earlier show, Life Becomes Noises, an extended discourse o… 

Splitting the Bill – Michael Workman & Tommy Little

Splitting the Bill – Michael Workman & Tommy Little

In the Gilded Balloon’s Dining Room the twinned stand up sets of Australian comics Michael Workman and Tommy Little provided some wonderfully imaginative laughs, a pleasing contr… 

Sex Money Death

Sex Money Death

The tiny room in the Shack Comedy Club on Rose Street was a fitting venue for an intimate, surprisingly generous and occasionally bleak comedy set from Stuart Black, which often fe… 

Seann Walsh: Seann to be Wild

Seann Walsh: Seann to be Wild

Seann Walsh appeared in front of a sold-out, 336-strong crowd at Pleasance Courtyard’s Beyond, and despite a lot of energy and bravado in his performance, this is a case of a sho… 

Dante

Dante

Adapting Dante’s Inferno for the stage would be a tall order at the best of times, but the Louisiana State University Theatre company set themselves an exceedingly difficult task… 

Superbard Starts to Save the World

Superbard Starts to Save the World

George Lewkowicz’s Superbard Starts to Save the World never quite finds its feet despite game attempts by the show’s creator to inject life into its rather confused narrative. 

McNeil and Pamphilon

McNeil and Pamphilon

Three-time Fringe veterans Steve McNeil and Sam Pamphilon treat the Pleasance Baby Grand with an energetic and slightly delirious hour of comedy that manages to acknowledge its deb… 

Iszi Lawrence's Wotnot

Iszi Lawrence's Wotnot

Iszi Lawrence’s stand-up show Wotnot, a word that also doubles as her go-to euphemism for her vagina, is delightfully tricky to describe with concision.